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November 29, 2015

Thanksgiving to Christmas at Mom's

As I mentioned I took some things down from my home to my mother's for Thanksgiving.  I started out Thursday morning with putting the turkey in at 8 a.m.  
I  used a tablecloth from a few years back that I believe I got at Kohl's.  

The pilgrims were forgotten on my table at home so I used them here with the glass lantern taking center stage.  We had to remove all of this for dinner though.

We had 13 people and a ton of food.  A lot of hands were taking things to the table and with so much going on there was no designing it!   We held hands and said grace and remembered my sister and her husband that couldn't be with us.

My great niece Audra provided hugs and a some needed joy.  Children lighten the heart!

We went out on Saturday to my favorite place.  It's a local nursery and garden center which also sells seasonal items and they have a fantastic Christmas section every year.

These are a really different color palette.  I believe they feed the plants with a colorant and it causes the leaves to change to these colors.  They spray glitter on them for added sparkle!  

We meandered over to the Christmas trees and decorations.

I was admiring this mantel.

I wanted to buy this ribbon but it was $50 for a 10 yd. roll and even with the sale they had going I couldn't justify that amount but I really wanted it!  It had two sides to it as you can see a tartan and a check.

 I snap shots of things like this to inspire me at home.

They have decorated trees and mantels in various settings.  This area was all about Santas.

We brought in the Christmas in the tree at my Mom's and set it up.  I found some ornaments she had and decorated the tree.  My mom used to collect a lot of Santa head ornaments so I mixed them around on the tree.  

My nephew brought a giant poinsettia plant.  I found a variety of bird figurines and bells and made a little parade around the poinsettia.

We're packing up and heading back home so I can get started on my holiday decorating.    Back at the ranch Dan already brought up my plastic tubs before we left so I can get at it once we return.  Yes this is how I left my home- a bit of a mess but ready for decorating!

I hope your Thanksgiving was great and that you're enjoying the next phase of decorating or at least thinking about it!


  1. Looks like you had a beautiful Thanksgiving at your moms. Her tree turned out so nice with your help and the centerpiece is pretty with the parade of birds.
    My house looked like that too with all the tubs last week. Got all the decorating done early this year inside and out and so glad because it hasn't stopped raining since Thursday evening. If it were snow, we'd be buried in white by now. Happy Decorating. xo

  2. It looks like a real Thanksgiving with family and that's the best kind! I know your mother was appreciative with you having her set up for Christmas. That looked like a great place to get all kinds of ideas, I can see why you like shopping there. You have a lot of tubs! I really don't have much, maybe I need to show this to the mister so he doesn't try to reel me back on Christmas decorations! Thanks for sharing,

  3. Thanks for sharing this time with your family! Loved reading about your loved ones!

  4. I had to laugh when I saw the past picture of your post because as I sit here writing this, my dining room looks exactly the same way !! We just got our tubs down from the garage and I honestly don't know where to start. That's why I sat down and decided to check my emails instead !! Your Thanksgiving Dinner table looked lovely and I love the picture of your family all holding hands for grace. A touching view. Good luck with all the frenzy ! Rosie @ The Magic Hutch

  5. Liz, So glad you were with loved ones for the thanksgiving dinner. We all hold hands and it a wonky circle at times...but it works. Lots of decorating going on there. Blessings to you and yours, xoxo,Susie

  6. Liz- How nice that you went to your mom's for Thanksgiving. I love that little girl hugging everyone. How cute is that!!! Your moms tree looks great and it was nice that you could do the decorating for her. I am sure she will enjoy it all being done. You are a good soul, Liz!
    Happy decorating your own home this week. I hope to start inside tomorrow, too. xo Diana

  7. We were at home for Thanksgiving, so didn't have to load up and drive. Looks like a fun place to meander around for Christmas items. Love those variegated poinsettias. But I really prefer just red.

  8. Glad you had a wonderful Thanksgiving Liz! I love how you decorated your mom's tree, looks really pretty! I Also enjoyed that nursery tour - wish we had something similar down here! Can't wait to see all you decors! Don't forget to share your home tour at our Link Party on Dec. 16th dear!

  9. Glad you had a wonderful Thanksgiving Liz! I love how you decorated your mom's tree, looks really pretty! I Also enjoyed that nursery tour - wish we had something similar down here! Can't wait to see all you decors! Don't forget to share your home tour at our Link Party on Dec. 16th dear!

  10. Liz, it looks like you and your family had a wonderful thanksgiving. Plenty of good food to make everyone happy. You were so sweet to pack up some of your thanksgiving decor and set a pretty table. Love seeing all of the pretty Christmas decorations. A job well done.

  11. I am so glad to hear you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I know your mom was happy you all got her tree set up. Looks like you have a lot of work ahead of you. Have fun decorating your beautiful home for the holidays. xxx Maria

  12. Liz,
    What a dear daughter you are to brighten your Mom's life and decorate her tree!
    It was nice hearing about your Thanksgiving.
    I love your new look for Christmas-our Linda is the best!


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Welcome to Home and Gardening With Liz. I have combined my previous blogs “Infuse With Liz” and “Sit With Me In My Garden” into this new blog. I love interior decorating and gardening. I enjoy redefining interior spaces by moving things around and reusing decorative items already found in the home. I also enjoy creating tablescapes and an occasional crafting project. I'm so pleased you've stopped by. I invite you to follow me and I do hope you will keep coming back! Liz
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